FOOTBALL: Juniors expect a record turnout

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BOURNE Town Juniors FC are expecting a record 110 teams to play in the club’s annual 6-a-side football tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

Young footballers from U7s to U16s will play at Bourne Sports Club, Milking Nook Drove, with teams travelling from as far as Grimsby, Sawtry, Gonerby and Wisbech. The number of players is expected to exceed 850.

Club secretary Rick Bishell said: “The event is one of the largest and most successful in the region, and has an excellent reputation which attracts clubs back year after year.

“There is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make it all possible, and tournament secretaries Andy and Dawn Hammond have been busy for many weeks now making sure that all goes smoothly.”

Anyone interested in becoming involved with the club, either as a player or volunteer, should call Rick on 07891 804432 or e-mail him via

The club is particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has a child in school reception year or year 1, and who would like to consider coaching an U6 or U7 squad next season. Full training would be provided by the club.